WTB: Spark & Throttle Rod Retainer

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WTB: Spark & Throttle Rod Retainer

Post by Fozz71 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:06 pm

Just wanted to see if anyone has a spare wooden block that clamps to the column to offer resistance to the spark & throttle rods. If not, I can always buy from vendors, but wanted to ask here first. Text 630-935-8561

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Jim Chochole


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Re: WTB: Spark & Throttle Rod Retainer

Post by Fozz71 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:46 pm

Looks like this:
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Re: WTB: Spark & Throttle Rod Retainer

Post by Jay In Northern Ca. » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:38 pm

Someone should reproduce this set of anti rattles.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/168343.html

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Re: WTB: Spark & Throttle Rod Retainer

Post by Jay In Northern Ca. » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:42 pm

Someone should reproduce this set of anti rattles.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/168343.html


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Re: WTB: Spark & Throttle Rod Retainer

Post by Dropacent » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:29 pm

I’ve used one for years but it never worked. Now I know why, you need a pair, duh ! Thanks again, Jay ! !

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Re: WTB: Spark & Throttle Rod Retainer

Post by Mark Gregush » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:45 pm

Make your own or as I did, wrap string(1/8" thick approx) around the outside of the rods and steering shaft.
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :roll:

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Re: WTB: Spark & Throttle Rod Retainer

Post by jsaylor » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:11 pm

I made my own. I started with a piece of oak 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 3 1/2. (scrap that I had)
The large hole is 7/8" the two smaller ones are 5/16", space exactly 7/8" from the center of the large hole.
Mark it all out first and center punch the centers. Spacing must be exact. ( I used brad point bits)
Next drill two 17/64 holes for the two thru bolts (1/4") with wing nuts. (smaller would work but 1/4 " is what I had on hand.
Then saw it down the middle splitting it into two halves using a thin jig saw blade.
Clamp it on the steering shaft around the throttle and spark rods just below the springs, insert the thru-bolts and clamp it tight..
So far seems to work well. Cost me nothing but time. I did mess up twice by not getting the holes spaced exactly.
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Re: WTB: Spark & Throttle Rod Retainer

Post by Fozz71 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:31 pm

Thanks, Jsaylor, I will do just that! Much appreciated.

Jim


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Re: WTB: Spark & Throttle Rod Retainer

Post by Bill Crosby » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:28 pm

Look at page 136 in The Model T Owner, It shows a Inexpensive but good way to silence the control rods.
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